Local meetings seek input from anglers on pelagic fishing
The South Atlantic Council’s series of meetings from New Bern, NC to Key Largo, FL to get input on two fishery plan amendments will continue today in Cocoa Beach and tomorrow in Key Largo. The Council is soliciting public input as part of the scoping process for Amendment 5 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan.
The amendment would revise basic management tools, such as Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC), Annual Catch Limits (ACLs), sector allocations, and other values for dolphin and wahoo based on updated recreational estimates and other measures.
Written comments are also being accepted in the scoping process until 5:00 PM on February 4, 2013.
For more info on the issues, or to find out where you can send your written comments on the issues, follow the link to the public scoping documents on the SAFMC website here:
Details are included in the public hearing and scoping documents. Meetings will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
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